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36 Million Americans Lack Basic Work skills

A report conducted by the OECD and commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education entitled Time for the U.S. to Reskill? has found that a staggering 36 million adults in the U.S. 43 more words

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Top-down and bottom-up policy

In policy decision making there are two approaches related to the source from where the decision is coming.

One is the top-down approach, which is the process of the government deciding about the country or regional policy, including all aspects of social, economics, military and foreign regulations. 811 more words


Better care homes for living with dementia?

Health care systems are complex adaptive systems that are resistant to change. Around 423 000 care home places are provided by the private and voluntary sector in England and Wales. 2,003 more words


Reflections on a fisheries conference

Hola! I’ve just got back from a great week in Barcelona where I attended the GAP2 symposium ‘Participatory Research and Co-management in Fisheries’. Tired but inspired are the two words I’d probably use to describe my week – I had such an amazing time that I didn’t want to come home! 938 more words


Defensive Architecture: A Crossroads of Space, Social Power and Law

“A space without social (and legal) meaning is simply a location…much of social space represents a materialization of power, and much of law consists in highly significant and specialized descriptions and prescriptions of the same power.” (Blomley, xix)

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Finding Our Way, the 2015 Town Meeting Report

This is the seventh year in a row that the Legislature has come to work in January with a substantial budget gap to close. On top of that, we are working on closing the gap with much less help from the federal government. 1,683 more words


4 ways to use evidence in education - and 15 places to start

Yesterday, I was privileged to be on a panel with Tom Bennett, Margaret Mulholland and Ed Chapman at the London Festival of Education, discussing why and how evidence can be of use in education.   1,037 more words